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seedbed

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Gardening, Crops
seedbedseed‧bed /ˈsiːdbed/ noun [countable]  1 HELPa place or condition that encourages something to developseedbed for/of Strong personal beliefs can become a seedbed for conflicts.2 DLGTACan area of ground where young plants are grown from seeds before they are planted somewhere else
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seedbedGroundwork Prepare a really fine seedbed and sow the seeds thinly to avoid unnecessary thinning.These are real seedbeds for leadership development.Weed control is an equally high-tech combination of stale seedbeds, flaming and mechanical weeding.Prepare the seedbed thoroughly first, being sure to eliminate all weeds.seedbed for/ofThese are real seedbeds for leadership development.
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